Asia

  • Ella-Kandy train Sri Lanka

    ELLA TO KANDY TRAIN: ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS EVER

    Today we get to try the Ella-Kandy train route, that’s said to be one of the greatest not only in Asia but in the entire world. We get to Ella railway station by 9am, our train leaves at 9.30.       Following under, some lines to explain how to obtain your tickets.   There are 3 ways to book a train ticket in Sri Lanka: Simply show at the train station on the day of travel to buy a non reserved 2nd or 3rd class ticket. These kind of tickets are by far the cheapest ones, but be warned that carriages may be overcrowded, especially during high season and…

  • seoul itinerary guide

    TOP MUST SEE PLACES IN SEOUL – ITINERARY GUIDE

    SEOUL Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is one of the most modern and technologically advanced cities in whole Asia.We came here when we were living in Vietnam, taking advantage of one of the many cheap flights available in Southeast Asia.Covering a wide area on both sides of the Han River, every neighbourhood in Seoul is very different from the other. There are so many sights that you would need weeks to see them all, so here’s a list of what not to miss when in Seoul. CHANGDEOKGUNG PALACE One of the many royal palaces in town, and our favourite.Differently from the others, it blends naturally with the topography around,…

  • ao nang beach best resort

    CENTARA AO NANG BEACH RESORT&SPA KRABI – REVIEW

    We have a pretty wide knowledge of destinations in Thailand, having been in the Land of Smiles five times already, but we hadn’t had the chance to explore the southern province of Krabi yet.Finally we decided to give it a go and opted to stay at Centara Ao Nang Beach Resort & Spa, a big structure located right in front of Ao Nang Beach, overlooking the renown Andaman Sea. CENTARA AO NANG BEACH RESORT&SPA KRABI The south of Thailand is known worldwide as a holiday destination thanks to its several kilometres of golden coastline, dream islands, and marine national parks.People often refer to Krabi albeit the city itself doesn’t have…

  • cheap food singapore

    CHEAP FOOD IN SINGAPORE: WHERE TO EAT WELL AND SPEND LITTLE

    Having been in Singapore already three times during our travels to and from Asia and Australia, we are big fans of this big city-state, also known as the “Capital of Asia”.Singapore is a rich destination, but in can still belong within a travel-on-a-budget itinerary.Many travellers skip it entirely because it is expensive, however there are ways to save money when in Singapore too. In this article we want to help you find the best places where to eat well in Singapore without breaking the bank. WHAT IS A HAWKER CENTRE? The first thing to know about food in Singapore is that the cheapest options can often be founded within hawker…

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    11 BEST THINGS TO DO FOR FREE IN SINGAPORE

    Singapore is one of the most modern cities in the world, with an amazing skyline and an incredibly advanced urbanization. The cost of life, however, is higher compared to nearby Southeast Asian countries, like Thailand, Cambodia or Indonesia. But this doesn’t mean that this city-state is out of reach to travellers on a budget. We’ve been there twice, and both times we were backpacking in Asia, so we decided to put down this guide to the best things to do for free in Singapore! 1. JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT2. HAJI LANE3. LITTLE INDIA4. CLARKE QUAY5. ROOFTOPS6. SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS7. COLOURFUL HOUSES&NEIGHBOURHOODS8. GARDENS BY THE BAY9. HAWKERS – LOCAL FOOD COURTS10. THE…

  • Bromo sunrise best place how to go

    MT. BROMO, JAVA: HOW TO GO AND ENJOY THE BEST SUNRISE EVER

    Mt. Bromo, Java, is the most famous volcano on the island and arguably in whole Indonesia. As a matter of fact it has been on the cover of Lonely Planet Indonesia for years, and we couldn’t help but setting it as featured image of this post too. Hiking Mt. Bromo (Gunung Bromo in local language) is becoming more and more popular lately – this means it can get very busy and overcrowded – but don’t let this scare you away from enjoying one of the best sunrises you could ever see. CAN I DO IT MYSELF? YES! As all places in the world, there’s two ways to do it: by…

  • Java by train

    HOW TO TRAVEL ACROSS JAVA BY TRAIN, INDONESIA

    Having been a Dutch colonial settlement in the past centuries left Indonesia with a highly developed railway system, compared to Southeast Asian standards. The railway in Indonesia runs within its major islands Java and Sumatra. Travelling through Java by train is a pleasant experience we tried during our trip from West to East Java, so here’s all the info you need to know to plan your train travel in Indonesia. There are two routes leaving from Jakarta heading eastwards. One faster to Surabaya, Java’s second biggest city, running in the north; and the other connecting Yogyakarta. A visit to Java must include Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of the island, so…

  • Best temples Ayutthaya A Million Travels

    THE BEST 8 TEMPLES IN AYUTTHAYA NOT TO BE MISSED

    AYUTTHAYA Being close to Bangkok but at the same time not as crowded as the capital city, makes Ayutthaya one of our favorite destinations in Thailand when it comes to visiting temples and appreciating Thai architecture. Indeed we’ve been to Ayutthaya 3 times already and we’ll probably go again next time we are in Bangkok, we just love it so much! Ayutthaya is one of the former capital cities of the Kingdom of Siam. There are so many temples in Ayutthaya both inside and outside the river boundaries that contain the naturally protected city, that we keep coming back everytime to see some new sights we missed before. Many of…

  • how to go to Bridge on River Kwai

    BANGKOK TO BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

    THE BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI Kanchanaburi may not sound very popular as a destination in Thailand, but it surely becomes more appealing when you get to know it is a crucial point of the Burma Railway, aka the Death Railway, precisely where the famous Bridge on River Kwai (or Kwae) is located. Only thing we knew before getting here was that there are a book and movie of the same name, but we definitely learned more about this railway thanks to this trip. So here’s our guide to all you need to know about the Death Railway and how to go to the Bridge on River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. We…

  • Bridge on River Kwai by train

    HELLFIRE PASS: THE LITERAL DEATH RAILWAY

    THE DEATH RAILWAY As we described in our last post about The Bridge on River Kwai, the section of the Burma Railway, aka Death Railway, still in use today goes from Kanchanaburi to Nam Tok terminus, including the most famous views of Bridge on River Kwai and Wampo Viaduct. However, the original Burma Railway used to run further on north of Nam Tok towards Burma (today Myanmar), via a narrow corridor through the jungle that was dug by the WWII Prisoners of War (POW’s) and Southeast Asian labourers (called romusha). Their life conditions here were so harsh that thousands of them lost their lives: it is estimated that over 90,000 Asian…